Recent research and studies have revealed a new toothpaste specifically designed to identify plaque, helping to reduce plaque significantly and thus avoid cardiovascular disease. We currently know that patients with poor dental conditions and poor mouth hygiene often have other serious medical conditions.
The link between oral health and inflammatory diseases throughout the body has been on the radar for many years and it has been discovered that oral health is closely related to other general diseases in the body. A recent review revealed 468 articles published since 1991 that implicate the relationship between poor dental hygiene, such as periodontitis and / or missing teeth, and the presence of atherosclerosis often in the form of ischemic heart disease.
Although the findings on plaque reduction broaden a previous observation, the findings on the decline of inflammation are new and novel. This discovery was made by Dr. Hennekens and colleagues who studied a new toothpaste called “Plaque HD”, designed to identify the plaque and to determine if its use can significantly reduce dental plaque, as well as hs-CRP (High-sensitivity C-reactive protein). To correlate this, hs-CRP blood measurements are often performed to evaluate the risk of heart disease in the future. It has also been suggested that hs-CRP measurements can be used to target therapy and adapt risk modification to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD).
This new product is the first toothpaste that reveals the plaque in a way that can be removed with a simple brushing and contains unique combinations and concentrations of cleaning agents that weaken the core of the plaque structure to help the person to visualize and remove plaque more effectively.
A randomized study of 61 apparently healthy patients between the ages of 19 and 44 for 60 days was performed to follow-up of dental plaque and hs-CRP. Dental plaque was identified after subjects used a fluorescein mouthwash, and using black light images, the researchers obtained intraoral photographs. In their analysis Dr. Hennekens and other researchers found that plaque identification toothpaste reduced it significantly.
In an editorial accompanying Joseph S. Alpert, MD, professor of medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, and an internationally renowned cardiologist, he emphasized the importance of these new findings and commented on how his father, a dentist , had told him even before he went to medical school, that dental health can affect heart attacks and strokes.
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